1. Everything we know about the rumoured rift between Channel Nine stars Erin Molan and Andrew Johns.
NRL Grand Final week might be approaching, but fans are turning their eyes to the tension that’s happening off-field, in Channel Nine’s commentary box.
Molan and Johns were both part of Nine’s newly revamped commentary panel for 2019, after Molan’s hosting duties for the NRL Footy Show came to an end when the show was axed last October.
But midway through the season, Johns was replaced by former Melbourne Storm star Billy Slater.
And now, a report from The Daily Telegraph’s Phil Rothfield today claims to know why Johns was replaced.
The report alleges there was a personality clash between Molan and Johns, and Nine supposedly attempted to mange the feud by replacing Johns.
But Johns has since denied the report as nothing but “rumours and innuendo”.
Nine’s Director of Sport, Tom Malone also shut down rumours of a rift between the two commentators.
While the report has been dismissed as untrue, this isn’t the first time there’s been a rumour about Johns and Molan’s supposed feud.